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The Doomsday Flight (1966)

Approved | | Thriller | TV Movie 13 December 1966
A bomb on board an airliner has an altitude-sensitive trigger. Unless a ransom is paid, it will explode when the plane descends to land.

Director:

William A. Graham (as William Graham)

Writer:

Rod Serling
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lord ... Special Agent Frank Thompson
Edmond O'Brien ... The Man
Katherine Crawford ... Jean
John Saxon ... George Ducette
Van Johnson ... Capt. Anderson
Tom Simcox ... Chipps - Flight Engineer
Michael Sarrazin ... Army Corporal
Edward Asner ... Feldman
Malachi Throne ... Bartender
Robert Pickering Robert Pickering ... Willoughby
Jan Shepard Jan Shepard ... Mrs. Thompson
Greg Morris ... Balaban - FBI Agent (as Gregg Morris)
Richard Carlson ... Chief Pilot Bob Shea
David Lewis ... Mr. Rierdon
Howard Caine ... L.A. Dispatcher
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A bomb is planted on board an airplane, with an altitude-sensitive trigger. It will explode when the plane descends through the altitude of 5,000 feet, unless the ransom demanded is paid. Written by Anonymous

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A madman, a bomb, and a crowded jetliner - in a skyful of drama and suspense!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Doomsday Flight See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This early made-for-TV movie only received one NBC network airing as opposed to the usual two. The network shied away as it was thought that it was too detailed and could serve as a textbook for airplane terrorism. See more »

Goofs

The opening credits show a Boeing 707 making a landing approach, then the shot cuts to the landing gear of a B-52 touching the runway. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Anderson: [the captain is trying to decide which airport to land at] I can't make L.A.
Reilly (co-pilot): How about Las Vegas... I love gambling.
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Connections

Referenced in Call Me Mr. Brown (1990) See more »

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Trapped In The Sky, by Rod Serling
16 April 2003 | by stp43See all my reviews

Think Rod Serling wasn't a Thunderbirds fan? Then check out this 1966 telemovie about an airplane with an altitude-sensitive bomb on board, programmed to explode upon descent - the plot is a direct inspiration from Thunderbirds' pilot episode "Trapped In The Sky."


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